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Both professions present their benefits for an integral and personalized therapy.


"Profession responsible for the prevention, evaluation, treatment and scientific study of human communication and related disorders.

In the case of human communication disorders, therapeutic intervention can be direct or indirect. It involves therapy, rehabilitation and reintegration into a social and working life, as well as early intervention, guidance and counseling.

The objective is to bring the patient to the highest level of functioning and communication possible, adapted to their social, educational and work environment so that they can achieve and maintain an independent lifestyle. The age is therefore not significant since the disorders can appear at any stage of a person's life, and may be developmental or acquired.

It may involve collaboration in multidisciplinary therapeutic programs. "

- Organizing Committee for Speech-Language Therapists of the European Union (CPLOL) -

What is speech-language-hearing therapy?


"Health profession specialized in promotion, prevention, diagnosis, rehabilitation and empowerment for the entire life cycle in the areas of communication and swallowing. The occupational field is: health, education and the artistic field.

It is a profession for people with language, voice, hearing, vestibular system, orofacial motor and swallowing disorders. It is carried out in an integral way promoting patients´ health and quality of life.

Children Area

The Infantile Juvenile area is one of the areas of Speech-Language Pathology that is dedicated to the promotion, prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, intervention, education and investigation of problems at the level of communication and swallowing, addressing people from birth to adolescence.

The difficulties presented by this age group can derive from disorders of a specific nature and / or be associated with other underlying pathology, such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Genetic Syndromes and other acquired pathologies.

Adults Area

Speech-Language therapy area dedicated to the promotion, prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, empowerment and rehabilitation of adults and adult communities.

The work areas are: cognition, communication, speech, language, oral feeding, swallowing and orofacial motor skills, addressing both the normal phenomena and the pathology where we find most frequently: Vascular Brain Accidents (VBA), Cranial Brain  Trauma (CBT), dementias, brain malformations, psychiatric diseases, among others.

Voice Area

Speech-Language therapy area dedicated to the intervention of the person, both in their spoken and sung voice, in their rehabilitation and / or training throughout the life cycle.

It participates in both promotion, prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, habilitation and rehabilitation of people in the areas of health, occupational, educational and artistic, with a clinical assistance approach.

Hearing Area

Speech-Language therapy area that is dedicated to the promotion, prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, empowerment and rehabilitation of people at any stage of their lives, from newborns to the elderly.

The work areas are evaluation of the auditory and vestibular system. In addition, auditory linguistic and psychoacoustic evaluation of hearing devices. Addressing different types of auditory therapies according to the needs of each user. "

- Pontifical Catholic University of Chile -


"Professional use of music and its elements as an intervention in medical, educational and daily environments with individuals, groups, families or communities seeking to optimize their quality of life, and improve their physical, social, communicative, emotional and intellectual health and well-being. Research, practice, education and clinical instruction in music therapy are based on professional standards according to cultural, social and political contexts. "

- World Federation of Music Therapy -

After an assessment of each client's strengths and needs, the qualified music therapist provides an indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving with and / or listening to music ... Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be of great help to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words. Music therapy research supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: global physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people's motivation to get involved in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing a means of emotional expression."

- American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) -

"What are the benefits of music?

Music therapists help clients reach a wide variety of non-musical goals such as:

Improve social skills.

Express emotions.

Increased self-esteem.

Fine and gross motor skills improvement.

Facilitates relaxation.

Cope with a loss.

To concentrate.

Who can benefit from music therapy?

Children, adolescents and adults with:

Mental health needs.

Developmental, learning, and physical disabilities.

Alzheimer's and other conditions related to aging.

Substance abuse problems.

Brain injuries.

Acute and chronic pain. "

- American Association of Music Therapists (AMTA) -

The combination of both professions is what sets the focus of the treatment: personalized, close, encompassing the entire individual, specific in its objectives and professional.

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